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DealBook: Investors Are Eager for African Sovereign Debt, Despite Plenty of Risks

published about 10 hours ago
DealBook: Investors Are Eager for African Sovereign Debt, Despite Plenty of Risks
Sub-Saharan countries have raised nearly $7 billion this year, more than in all of 2013, and yields on many bonds have fallen, even with the Ebola outbreak.

Ebola Crosses New Border as Mali Confirms a Case

published about 10 hours ago
A toddler from next-door Guinea who lost a parent to the disease has tested positive.

Vaccine Trials for Ebola Are Planned in West Africa

published about 10 hours ago
The two trials will run separately in Liberia and Sierra Leone and involve different designs to ensure at least one produces usable information.

Lebanon to Bar Syrian Refugees

published about 11 hours ago
Lebanon announced that it would not accept any more refugees from neighboring Syria, except in what the authorities deem to be “exceptional” cases.

Robust Reponse to ISIS Appears Far Off for Iraqis

published about 11 hours ago
Robust Reponse to ISIS Appears Far Off for Iraqis
Despite increasing assistance from the United States, Iraq’s ability to mount a sustained counteroffensive to retake territory seized by the Islamic State is still months away, American officials say.